Tangletown’s Pour House is no more.
Just five and a half months ago, co-owners Erik Knutson and Jay Farias opened the doors to the Pour House at 2253 North 56th St, a spot formerly occupied by Luau Polynesian Lounge. The Pour House’s “elevated comfort food” and weekly “Drink of the Decade” quickly became big hits in the neighborhood.
On August 5th, the restaurant kicked off a month-long “Taste of Mexico” menu.
The Mexican fare is here to stay. Yesterday (Friday, August 27, 2010), the Pour House sign came down. The restaurant, which now features a Mexican menu and a wide range of tequila options, has been renamed Bandolero.
I visited Bandolero tonight and chatted with Ryan Tatum, the restaurant’s enthusiastic and friendly lead bartender. Ryan explained that Knutson recently left the partnership. Jay Farias, the remaining owner, decided to take the restaurant in a new direction and focus on his true passion, Mexican food and drinks.
I asked Ryan if there was anything that he wanted to share with the neighborhood about the change. “Just that we are really excited,” he said. “And, if you want to learn about tequila, come by!”
Best of luck, Jay and Ryan, and welcome to the neighborhood, Bandolero.
Thanks for the tip, horseknuckle!